I invited a few friends over to partake in one of my Halloween traditions: a pumpkin carving party! Don’t you remember looking forward to this as a kid?? I do! Here’s what we did, and how to make your Halloween a healthy one:
First, you need to make sure that you pick out a healthy, ripe, pumpkin. I look happy here, but unfortunately I found out that my pumpkin was half rotten and therefore was unable to use almost all of my pumpkin seeds!
Which brings me to my next point: pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful seasonal snack. Make sure you have everyone get all of the pumpkin gunk untangled from the seeds. Then put the seeds in a strainer, rinse them off, and lay them on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a little salt (or cinnamon) and bake for about 10 minutes at 450 degrees. DELISH!
I also made some gluten-free pumpkin bread this year. It was SO good, and not loaded with artificial sweeteners or tons of ingredients.